on the launch of the Open Identity Exchange visits Citizen Space in San Francisco during the RSA Conference to sit down with Don Thibeau of the OpenID Foundation and Drummond Reed of the Information Card Foundation to discuss the launch of the Open Identity Exchange, the result of a year-long collaboration between the two foundations. John McCrea and Chris Messina dive into […]

Open identity for the government

Chris Messina is a community board member of the OpenID Foundation, long time advocate for citizens of the web, and prolific blogger on all things “open”. Today in collaboration with Vivek Kundra, the nation’s first CIO, we are announcing a pilot program intended to enable individual citizens to login to government websites with their existing […]

Announcing the redesign of

As the US government considers OpenID as a vehicle for citizen engagement, it became time for the OpenID Foundation’s website to receive similar consideration. For some time, the site has been neglected and ignored — serving primarily as a resource for developers, with little regard paid to people just learning about digital identity. The new […]

Introducing Don Thibeau: the OpenID Foundation’s new executive director

The OpenID Foundation is happy to introduce Don Thibeau as our new executive director. Don is taking over from Bill Washburn who helped get the Foundation off the ground. Even with the substantial momentum that OpenID has gained already in 2009, Don has his work cut out for him beyond our two main priorities of […]

OpenID Foundation Board of Director Election Now Open

The first OpenID Foundation election of community board members opened on December 10th. All members of the OpenID Foundation are eligible to vote for candidates. If you are not already a member of the OpenID Foundation, you can join as an individual member for $25/year. There are 17 candidates running for a total of seven […]